Innovation Programs2018-11-09T09:26:42+00:00

INNOVATION PROGRAMS

Co.Station’s innovation programs will boost your external innovation, provide you with practical insights and connections and positively affect your brand and reputation.

Take a look at our upcoming programs!

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Way of Working

NOVEMBER 20, 2018 · CO.STATION GENT

Or should we say: better way of working?  Recent years have brought a rush of changes driven by the technology revolution and by the expectations of a changing multigenerational workforce.  In these fast changing times, speed of action and results are key to ensure continuity of business and staying at the forefront of you growth and innovation. A NWoW should be an enabler to make this possible… Maybe, but let’s understand what are the drivers and dimensions (People, Technology, Process, Space) to focus on in order to implement change.

SESSION PROGRAM

  • 17:30 – 18:00: Welcome
  • 18:00 – 18:30: The road to working smarter  by Margaret Denis Director Culture, Change & Digital workplace transformation of Proximus and Peter Vandermaesen Director Empowered Organization Program of Proximus
  • 18:30 – 19:00: Unlock flexible rewarding by Johan Defevere CEO of Unbox
  • 19:00 – 19:30: Flexible work: results of European research by Ans De Vos Professor in “Next generation work” at Antwerp Management School
  • 19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

PRICE: One Insight Talk 275 € VAT excl.

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Industry 4.0 (Breakfast Session)

DECEMBER 4, 2018 · CO.STATION CHARLEROI

Get a clear introduction to Industry 4.0 principles and the main technology drivers shaping this 4th revolution. How to get prepared for the impact of this industrial change on the main operational functions? How digital will impact the efficiency of traditional production relationships between suppliers, producers and customers? Industry 4.0 is not a vague concept anymore, it’s a reality for many companies.

Co.Station innovation Programs Insight Talk | Ferdinand Casier
Co.Station innovation Programs Insight Talk | Danier Bouric
Co.Station innovation Programs Insight Talk | Harold Grondel

SESSION PROGRAM

PRICE: One Insight Talk 275 € VAT excl. 

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AI, Smart Data and Blockchain for the future (Breakfast Session)

DECEMBER 13, 2018 · CO.STATION BRUSSELS

AI and big data can expand human capacity in lots of ways. Should we be afraid of all AI possibilities, or embrace the transformation it can generate in your industry? And how does blockchain relate to AI as the perfect enabler and a powerful duo for multiple verticals? Get acquainted with the main AI and blockchain buzzwords and on what domains will their impact be crucial for our economy.  

SESSION PROGRAM

  • 08:00 – 08:30: Welcome – Breakfast
  • 08:30 – 09:00: AI for All  by Myriam Broeders, Microsoft BeLux
  • 09:00 – 09h30: How blockchain empowers AI – TBC
  • 09:30 – 10:00: Are we moving towards an AI-first world? – TBC

PRICE: One Insight Talk 275 € VAT excl.

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Cyber Security & Cloud Computing

TBD 2019 · CO.STATION BRUSSELS

According to Gartner, by 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as unusual as a ‘no-internet’ policy would be today. Cloud computing is everywhere, and is today not only the work environment for startups. But this “way-of-working” is also often linked to cyber-security questions, and makes it often a reason why corporates are questioning these cloud practices due to fear of cyber attacks. During this session, we will receive an opening on both opportunities and learnings in both domains.

SESSION PROGRAM

  • 17:30 – 18:00: Welcome
  • 18:00 – 18:30: How to approach cloud computing in relation to cyber security by Öykü Isik Assistant Professor at Vlerick Business School
  • 19:00 – 19h30: Mobile Applications Security by Roel Caers COO of Guardsquare
  • 19:00 – 19:30: How to hack the talent supply chain on cyber security in your organisation by Rosanna Kurrer  Co-Founder and Managing Director of CyberWayFinder
  • 19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

PRICE: One Insight Talk 275 € VAT excl.

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A FEW WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS…

Clémence VivianiClémence VivianiInnovation Product Head at DS Smith

Co.Station supported us in the whole process of our innovation program, from defining the right methodology to selecting the participants and managing our internal stakeholders. They identified the right experts to support us best depending on our strengths and weaknesses and the topics we decide to work on. Co.Station is much more than a supplier, it’s a real partner investing lots of time and energy to all projects and overcoming any challenges with you. It was our first Sprint experience but not the last one!

Sven JanssensSven JanssensCOO - Leasinvest Real Estate

'Perspective' - Very different subjects, very relevant. That was one of the interesting things about the evening: the same topic is viewed from different angles.

Stijn BaertStijn BaertUnit Manager Flanders | EBU COR - Proximus

'Learning' - Diverse industries is good for networking, and interesting to hear how others approach similar problems.

TEAM CONTACT & LOCATION

Co.Station Team | Beatrice de Mahieu, CIO, Chief Innovation Officer at Co.Station

Béatrice de Mahieu

Chief Innovation Officer

+32 (0) 496 59 23 05

beatrice@co-station.com

Co.Station Team

Ana Luisa Romero

Innovation Program Manager

+32 (0) 494 40 16 40

analuisa@co-station.com

Co.Station Brussels · Place Sainte-Gudule 5 · 1000 Brussels

Co.Station Gent · Oktrooiplein 1 · 9000 Ghent

Co.Station Charleroi · Quai Paul Verlaine 2 · 6000 Charleroi

The Beacon Antwerp · Sint-Pietersvliet 7 · 2000 Antwerp

PAST EVENTS

Brand Driven Innovation

NOVEMBER 8-9, 2018 · CO.STATION BRUSSELS

Two-day journey with design thinking and agile methodologies to innovate and define a purposeful and actionable future for brands.

Participants will discover and learn the design thinking method applied to brand driven innovation scenarios. Multiple techniques for building, fostering and embedding creative confidence and innovation, will be illustrated during this journey. The process is real, playful and interactive.

A 2-day Workshop following a 4-step Process: Imagine, Purpose, Monetise, Shape.

METHODS 

  • Design Thinking: a magical balance between business and art, structure and chaos, intuition and logic, concept and execution, playfulness and formality, control and empowerment
  • Discussion-based learning

KEY LEARNINGS 

Strategic foresight (scenarios of the future), StoryTelling based on human-centric approach, Brand Purpose and Mantra, Business Model Canvas, StoryDoing including Change drivers, Creative thinking, Learning-by-doing

TRAINERS

Circular Economy & Smart Building

OCTOBER 23, 2018 · CO.STATION BRUSSELS

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible. But often, to do this, a traceability is needed and digital techniques can ensure that re-use of materials. In addition, smart buildings are a key theme on the better use of resources to make a better living for the individuals in a energy effective and responsible way. Is this the ultimate dream where smarter and better living will meet our need to live in a resource-conscious way?

SESSION PROGRAM

  • 17:30 – 18:00: Welcome
  • 18:00 – 18:30: Sustainable, smart buildings by Toon Wassenberg Business Manager Owner of Futurehead
  • 19:00 – 19h30: From waste to design: a life goal as engineer and artist by Marten Van Leeuwen Founder of More Circular
  • 19:00 – 19:30: Decentralised – green energy by Michel Verschuere Managing Director of Yuso
  • 19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices